As you’re planning out your bathroom remodel, you have the choice of an acrylic or porcelain bathtub. While both have their benefits, you may be a bit unsure on what to choose. In this post, we will look at their durability, ease of maintenance, and construction. As a trusted contractor among small bathroom renovation companies, Envy Home Services discusses their features:
A solid sheet of composed petrochemicals, stabilizers and resins forms acrylic. The mixture is heated and molded into a bathtub shape and reinforced with fiberglass.
An acrylic tub is a non-metal material that tends to retain heat effectively because of the nonporous surface. It also won’t absorb any excess water since it’s a non-porous material. It retains heat from the temperature of your water as well as repel any mildew or general bathroom stains. If you enjoy long baths, then this material should suit your lifestyle!
Cast iron or stamped steal form porcelain tubs. A layer of porcelain enamel is what gives them their name. This enamel material is made by fusing powdered glass to a thin substrate by heating it at high temperatures. It then melts and hardens into a durable coating.
Many full bathroom contractors would recommend porcelain tubs for their exceptional resistance to scratching and their surfaces maintaining a very nice sheen and luster. Just like acrylic tubs, cleaning is easy to maintain; you can simply use a mild detergent or baking soda with warm water which will usually knock out tough stains in any porcelain tub.
What’s Best For Your Home?
Whether you decide on an acrylic or porcelain bathtub, what’s important is to do your research on your tub before you buy it. It helps to know what you’ll benefit from the material, so you can make the most out of your bathroom experience!
As one of the most reputable tub to shower remodelers in the area, Envy Home Services gets the job done with speed and efficiency! Call us today at (888) 847-7954, or you can contact us online via our convenient request form.